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TV: Trans Actor Pete MacHale Joins Doctor Who Cast

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Doctor Who has reportedly cast its first-ever trans man, Pete MacHale, for its upcoming season. MacHale is one of five new cast members announced in the new issue of Doctor Who Magazine, TV Zone reported, along with Bhav Joshi, Eilidh Loan, Pete MacHale, Miles Yekinni and Hemi Yeroham. Their roles are all currently unknown. The new Doctor Who cast members will join Doctor Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson in season 14, expected to air in early 2024. MacHale is the first out trans man cast in Doctor Who. He follows in the footsteps of Heartstopper’s Yasmin Finney, who is playing … Read more

TV: Our Flag Means Death’s Non-Binary Pirate “Reclaiming Our Stories”

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Early on in Our Flag Means Death, the acclaimed new comedy starring Taika Waititi, we meet a pirate who loses their fake beard – and reveals their true identity. In the new feel-good series, which aired on HBO Max last year and launches on BBC Two on Wednesday (4 January), Vico Ortiz plays a gender non-conforming character who’s credited as both Jim and Bonifacia. When the show starts, Jim is presenting as a man so they can live their dream of being a pirate in the 17th century. That all changes when their fake beard and wax nose are foiled, … Read more

Movies: Scooby Doo’s “Velma” Actor Celebrates Character’s Coming Out


Velma actor Linda Cardellini has joined celebrations for the Scooby Doo character, after the spectacled detective was officially confirmed as a lesbian in a new animated movie. Many rejoiced when the longstanding theory was made canon in Trick or Treat Scooby Doo in which Velma falls for criminal mastermind Coco Diablo. Cardellini told Entertainment Weekly: “Velma has been around since 1969; I just went trick or treating with my daughter and there were a lot of Velmas out there, so I love that she still has this place in culture that is sort of always active for decades. Full Story … Read more

Trans Marvel Actor Slams LGBTQ+ Rep in the MCU

Zach Barack

Spider-Man: Far From Home star Zach Barack said the state of queer and trans representation isn’t “good enough” in Marvel’s films and TV shows. Barack, who was the first openly trans actor to appear in a Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film, said the superhero studios efforts to champion LGBTQ+ representation are falling short in an interview with Digital Spy. “It’s not good enough,” Barack said. “It’s… I mean, on some fundamental level, even seeing Batgirl shelved, which is not Marvel, it all boils down to what we value – which is not femininity.” He continued: “That’s where hating trans people, … Read more

Marvel Trans Film Star – Spider-man is Inherently Trans

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Spider-Man: Far From Home actor Zach Barack has opened up about becoming the first openly trans actor to appear in a Marvel film. Barack told Variety that he is “kind of losing my mind a little bit,” about appearing in the superhero sequel. “I don’t know that it fully has [sunk in],” he said following the film’s US release on Wednesday (June 26). “I don’t quite have the capacity to explain how meaningful it is to me.” The 23-year-old’s role in Spider-Man: Far From Home is his first in a major film. He played a friend of Peter Parker’s who … Read more

Heroes Actor Thomas Dekker Comes Out

Thomas Dekker

You may remember that Dekker’s Heroes character was slated to be gay on the show, but Dekker’s agents at the time objected. Thomas Dekker, who played Zach on the TV series Heroes, has come out as gay after he said he was outed by “a prominent gay man” in an awards acceptance speech. Wrote Dekker on Instagram: My sexual orientation once again came into question this week when a prominent gay man used an awards acceptance speech to “out” me. While he did not mention me by name, the explicit details of his reference made it easy for the public … Read more

News: Sean Ashmore Would Like to Play a Gay Iceman

Iceman Gay

Shawn Ashmore is keen to rejoin the popular superhero film franchise. The actor who plays Iceman in the X Men movie series has expressed an interest in returning to the franchise now that the character is officially gay. Shawn Ashmore says that he thinks that the Bobby Drake’s recent comic book coming out story is the best thing that could have happened to the character. “Obviously the comics and movies are separate. I wonder what the transition would be because we’ve sort of established Bobby as having a love interest in Rogue and having a love interest in sort of … Read more